Honey Badger will now have a 50 mile (53ish) run and buckle which will end at the church. 100 mile runners who drop here will also receive a 50 mile buckle and an unofficial time. The relay race will now be one category of 2-5 runners. Relays may split the distance however they choose as long as one runner is moving outside the crew vehicle.
We are not allowing pacers for the 50 mile. We typically do allow pacers after the halfway point but honey badger is on a road with very little shoulder so you can’t walk side by side and we want to limit people on the road. The 50 mile will be completed almost entirely in the daylight as well.
Start & Time Limit
6 AM start; 36-hour time limit.
Competitors will be required to adhere to a 16 hour cutoff at approximately 50 miles.
These are hard deadlines.
The start, finish, and a little over 7 miles are run in Cheney State Park (West Shore), approximately 6.5 miles at the beginning of the race and a little less than 1 mile at the end. Approximately 92.9 miles are run on roads in Kingman County.
All runners MUST provide their own crew (minimum 1 person) and vehicle, along with all food, and a minimum of 12 gallons of water and 30lbs of ice. 50 milers must have crew as well. If more than one crew member is assisting, an extra 5-gallon water cooler and large ice chest is highly encouraged. We will provide three STATIONARY ice & water replenishing points along the course and a roving replenishment vehicle that will re-supply ice & water only to all of the crew vehicles/competitors throughout the event. It is the runner's crews full responsibility to access the stationary ice & water replenishment points on the course.
Check in and staging area (start/finish) is at the West Shore Area of Cheney State Park, KS. Packet pickup will be on Saturday morning, from 4:30-5:30 a.m. immediately followed by a short pre-race briefing and the start of the race. Following is a link to Google Maps showing the exact location of the staging area, along with a link to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism that provides complete details on the area, along with being able to reserve a cabin (if available) or campsite (primitive & full-hookups). If not staying in the park overnight, a day use fee ($5 per vehicle) will be required.
Staging Location -- Google Maps
Cheney State Park, KS
Plenty of campsites (without hookups) surround the start/finish area (Giefer Creek Day Use Area), along with plenty of full-hookup campsites about one mile away. There are also several cabins for rent (if available), along with full restroom and shower facilities in the park, as well. Click on the link below to access the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism website for Cheney State Park (West Shore Area) for complete details and to make a reservation. If reserving a campsite without hookups, the Giefer Hill and Harding Hill Campgrounds are right beside the start/finish line.
Cheney State Park, KS
Closest hotel/motel lodging options are in Goddard or Kingman, both about 20 miles away from the start/finish, or plenty of lodging options in Wichita, a little over 30 miles away.
Podium awards will be given for the 100 mile race. There will not be podium awards for the relay race. 50 mile awards will be dependent on registration numbers.
Complimentary runners photos provided and posted to the Honey Badger Facebook page
Event's current local time: 10:37 AM CT